ASUS ZenFone Zoom Smartphone Announced


Today, Asus announced the ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features 3x optical, yes optical zoom. The lenses are produced by HOYA, a Japanese optics company. The camera also features a laser autofocus that, ASUS claims, can adjust in three hundredths of a second.

While auto modes are available, it also allows the user to override ISO gain, exposure, white balance, and “other options.” It has a dual-LED flash, which is said to generate photos with “more lifelike colors and skin tones.”

Two SoCs are listed for this phone. The lower-end chip is the same as the ZenFone 2’s higher-end one, the Intel Atom Z3580 (up to 2.3 GHz boost). A higher-end SoC is available as well, the Z3590, which gives a 200 MHz increase in boost frequency (up to 2.5 GHz boost). All models feature 4GB of RAM, which is quite a lot for a phone. It will come in two storage sizes: 64GB or 128GB. It also includes a MicroSD card slot that supports up to 128GB.

The ASUS ZenFone Zoom will be available in February, with prices starting at US$399.

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